Cherry Blossom Festival crowns new queen
Marissa Nicole Machida was crowned queen of the 58th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday night at the Hawai'i Theatre.
Machida, a 2002 graduate of Punahou School, holds a bachelor's degree in television production from Loyola Marymount University and a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law. She works as a judicial law clerk.
She is the daughter of Layne and Evelyn Machida.
Machida was also named Miss Popularity.
Allison-Jae Mikiala Hyun was named first princess. The other princesses are Kimberly Chie Fujinaka, Kimberlee Marika Young and Cori Kiyoko Hanagami.
Andrea Mie Hiura was recognized as Miss Congeniality.